Events

Events

Calendar of events organized by the GNWP on the occasion of the 68th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Parliamentarians Against Poverty

Date: 12 March 2024

Time: 10:30-12:00 pm EDT (New York Time)

Format: Virtual

RSVP: ngocsw.org/ngocsw68

Empowering Peace: Cost-Effectiveness and Value-Added of Women’s Conflict Prevention Work

Date: 12 March 2024

Time: 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT (New York Time)

Format: Hybrid

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Empowering Peace: Cost-Effectiveness and Value-Added of Women's Conflict Prevention Work

Hybrid event on 12 March 2024 from 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT (New York Time)
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GNWP, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and UN Women will host a panel discussion to present key research findings on the cost-effectiveness and value-added of women’s conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and recovery work. The research provides a strong evidence base and actionable insights to guide policymakers and the donor community, aligning with this year’s review theme: social protections, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Towards Safe and Inclusive Peacebuilding: Tactics for Centering Gender and Age in Protection Approaches

Date: 14 March 2024

Time: 10:00-11:15 am EDT (New York Time)

Format: Virtual

RSVP: bit.ly/3SZjB56

Towards Safe and Inclusive Peacebuilding: Tactics for Centering Gender and Age in Protection Approaches

Virtual event on 14 March 2024 from 10:00 am-11:15 am EDT (New York Time)
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In order to highlight the contributions of current innovative tactics for ensuring the safe participation of women and young women in peacebuilding processes, GNWP, the Young Women+ Leaders for Peace (YWL), United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY), and the UN Youth Office are hosting a roundtable discussion to discuss best practices and lessons learned on the protection of women peacebuilders. The discussion will be hosted on the occasion of the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s 68th session (CSW68), contributing to the theme of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.

Protecting Women’s Right to Participate

Date: 14 March 2024

Time: 3:00-4:15 pm EDT (New York Time)

Format: In person

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Protecting Women’s Right to Participate

In-person event on 14 March 2024 from 3:00 pm-4:15 pm EDT (New York Time)
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The Department of Peace Operations (DPO), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) together with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Australia and Mozambique are hosting an event to shed light on the reality of backlash against gender equality and violations of women’s rights, including young women’s rights, in peacekeeping contexts, and the impact that has on women’s meaningful participation in peace and political processes. Speakers will share their assessment of current trends, challenges, and realities in ensuring protection for participation.

Media for 1325: Journalists and Peacebuilders Unite to Advance WPS Worldwide

Date: 15 March 2024

Time: 9:00-10:30 am EDT (New York Time)

Format: Virtual

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Media for 1325: Journalists and Peacebuilders Unite to Advance WPS Worldwide

Virtual event on 15 March 2024 from 9:00 am-10:30 am EDT (New York Time)
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The efforts for capacity-building of media practitioners in over 10 countries have made it clear that journalists and other media professionals are highly interested in increasing their knowledge of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS), and how to report in a gender- and conflict-sensitive manner. However, they face specific barriers in doing so, including in their own media houses, where their reports are either not selected for publication or are often distorted by editors who do not understand or do not agree with the content. It is for this reason that GNWP and the winners of the National and Global Media and WPS competitions held in 2021 and 2022 have established a global network of journalists and media practitioners dedicated to covering WPS and YPS matters. In recognition of these efforts and with the aim to recruit additional journalists and media practitioners contributing to gender-, conflict- and crisis-sensitive reporting, GNWP, the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Congolaises Actives Médias, Free Media RDC, Kilalo Press and Presses Partout Media Production House will host a public event on the occasion of the 68th session of CSW.

Localization of Women, Peace and Security in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea and Yemen

Date: 15 March 2024 

Time: 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT (New York Time) 

Format: Hybrid

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Localization of Women, Peace and Security in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea and Yemen

Hybrid event on 15 March 2024 from 11:30 am-12:45 pm EDT (New York Time)
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GNWP, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI), will organize a panel discussion featuring local women peacebuilders from Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea and Yemen to share reflections, lessons learned and recommendations from their Localization efforts. Furthermore, the discussion will draw on the experiences and insights of S/GWI and the State Department to highlight the role of local leadership in the implementation of the U.S.’s Strategy on Women, Peace and Security and other national and international policies.

Women Enacting Human Security in the Midst of War: A CSW Parallel Event in Honor of Dr. Betty Reardon

Date: 18 March 2024

Time: 8:30-10:30 am EDT (New York Time)

Format: Virtual

RSVP: bit.ly/csw-reardon 

Women Enacting Human Security in the Midst of War: A CSW Parallel Event in Honor of Dr. Betty Reardon

Hybrid event on 18 March 2024 from 8:30 am-10:30 am EDT (New York Time)
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As wars escalate across the world, poverty increases and climate deteriorates. In this environment, militarization and corporate greed destroy the world. This discussion will bring women activists and scholars from several countries to voice the invaluable and often unpaid work to achieve human security under patriarchal structures. The event will spotlight the work of grassroots women and champions of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda to highlight their ongoing peace work to support those on the ground. GNWP, Sansristi, International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) will honor Dr. Betty Reardon for her life-long commitment and contributions to WPS and the field of peace education.

SDG 16 & SDG 5: Peace, Justice & Inclusion with a Gender Perspective

Date: 20 March 2024

Time: 8:00-9:30 am EDT (New York Time)

Format: Virtual

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SDG 16 & SDG 5: Peace, Justice & Inclusion with a Gender Perspective

Virtual event on 20 March 2024 from 8:00 am-9:30 am EDT (New York Time)
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With SDG16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) being reviewed at the 2024 High-level Political Forum, CSW 68 presents an opportunity to observe and understand SDG16’s interlinkages and the role it can play in advancing gender equality, the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, and the New Agenda for Peace. It is in this context that the TAP Network, Women for Peace and Gender Equality Initiative (WOPEGEE), Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) present this virtual side event. Access to and participation in effective institutions, justice and essential services for women and girls is key to prevent instability, conflict and discrimination. Research demonstrates that the security–reduction of gender based violence and violence against women–and inclusion of women within a society is a clear predictor of the overall security and peacefulness of the state. As such, it is critical that efforts and financing to realize SDG 16 take a gender perspective. The event will bring together distinguished panelists working to actualize the 2030 Agenda and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at national and sub-national levels Following comments from the speakers, the event will include an interactive mentimeter segment followed by a Q&A.

The Role of Queer Communities in Localizing Peace and Security: Gender and Age-Sensitive National Action Plans

Date: 20 March 2024

Time: 10:00-11:30 am EDT (New York Time)

Format: In person

RSVP: tinyurl.com/n628yjy4

The Role of Queer Communities in Localizing Peace and Security: Gender and Age-Sensitive National Action Plans

Hybrid event on 18 March 2024 from 10:00 am-11:30 am EDT (New York Time)
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Sexual orientation and gender identity are an important dimension of bringing a gender analysis to peace and security. Still, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) people are rarely  meaningfully consulted to bring a gender perspective to understanding and responding to conflict. Against this backdrop, there are a number of tools that have been created that can be utilized to advance the understanding and partnerships of LGBTQ+ actors within the Gender, Peace and Security  agenda. One such tool is the Queering the Women, Peace and Security Agenda Toolkit, which seeks to strengthen the gendered dimensions of peace and security programming through demonstrating how to be more inclusive of the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the global communities’ joint analysis and program implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) Agendas.  Building on the recommendations of this toolkit, the discussion will focus on recommendations for implementing the first Colombian National Action Plan (NAP), and recent findings from research by Colombia Diversa for best practices for queer engagement in WPS NAP implementation. The event will also focus on the four existing Youth, Peace and Security NAPs and engaging with queer communities in implementation.

This in-person private roundtable will bring together actors engaged in localizing the WPS and YPS agendas to discuss how the communities can partner with LGBTQ-focused organizations  to create an even stronger intersectional feminist movement. Partners will have an opportunity to learn about how queer and trans leadership shapes ongoing gender, peace and security work in specific contexts.

Investing in Women’s Leadership: Women’s Participation in Recovery and Reconstruction Efforts

Date: 21 March 2024

Time: 3:00-4:15 pm EDT (New York Time)

Format: Hybrid

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Investing in Women’s Leadership: Women’s Participation in Recovery and Reconstruction Efforts

Hybrid event on 21 March 2024 from 3:00 pm-4:15 pm EDT (New York Time)
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In response to continued inattention to the impacts of women’s efforts and potential contributions to sustaining peace and preventing conflict, GNWP, with the support of UN Women, and in collaboration with Dr. Jacqui True, conducted a research study on women’s participation in economic recovery post-conflict and reconstruction in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries.” The research and subsequent consultations identify the priorities of women peacebuilders and gather their insights and recommendations, with the ultimate objective of promoting the meaningful participation of local-women-led civil society in decision-making, policy and implementation related to Ukraine’s post-conflict reconstruction and recovery. In this context, GNWP, the Permanent Mission of Austria to the UN, the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), and UN Women will host a panel discussion on the margin of the UN Commission on the occasion of the CSW68 in light of this year’s review theme on social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.